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Legal Update

At Drew & Napier, we provide legal updates and publications on the latest legal and regulatory developments that matter to our clients and friends.

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Note: The legal updates and publications on this site are for general information only and should not be considered legal advice.

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  • Drew & Napier Data Protection Quarterly Update Q3/2016

    29 September 2016
    In this issue, we summarise several new guides published by the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) and look at the reasons behind the PDPC taking action against six entities and an individual for breaching Data Protection obligations. In addition, several jurisdictions have made noteworthy developments in the area of data protection that provide guidance for regulators and businesses in managing data protection obligations.
  • Promissory Note Holders Not Bound by Arbitration Clause in Underlying Contract

    13 September 2016
    This update discusses the recent case of Rals International Pte Ltd v Cassa di Risparmio di Parma e Piacenza SpA [2016] SGCA 53 where the Singapore Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the High Court that the assignee’s claim based on a number of promissory notes did not fall within the scope of the arbitration agreement in the underlying Supply Agreement. The assignee of such notes was therefore free to litigate in the courts. This decision is of significance given the widespread use of promissory notes and other negotiable instruments, especially for our clients who are involved in international commercial and shipping transactions.
  • Personal Liability for False Declarations in Work Pass Applications - Recent Spate of Prosecutions

    23 August 2016
    In this legal update, we discuss the practical implications of MOM’s recent spate of prosecutions for false salary declarations in relation to work pass applications, including the convictions of several directors, who incurred personal liability for such false declarations.
  • SIAC releases the 6th edition of SIAC Arbitration Rules

    8 July 2016
    The 6th edition of the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre will come into force on 1 August 2016.
  • Competition Law Quarterly Update Q2/2016

    4 July 2016
    The Drew & Napier Competition & Regulatory Practice Group round up some of the major developments in the competition law world from the first quarter of 2016, and discuss recent proposed changes to the Competition Commission of Singapore’s guidelines.
  • Data Protection Quarterly Update Q2/2016

    30 June 2016
    In this latest issue of our Data Protection Quarterly Update, we summarise several new guides published by the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC), and examine the 11 recent enforcement decisions by the PDPC. In addition, we highlight noteworthy developments in the area of data protection in several other jurisdictions, which may provide guidance for businesses in managing data protection obligations.
  • PDPC Takes Action Against 11 Organisations For Breaching Data Protection Obligations

    13 May 2016
    The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has issued the Advisory Guidelines on Enforcement of the Data Protection Provisions (Enforcement Guidelines), and announced that it has taken enforcement actions against 11 organisations for breaching their data protection obligations. This update discusses the Enforcement Guidelines and the enforcement action taken by the PDPC against the 11 organisations.
  • Singapore Court of Appeal considers scope of the own name defence in trade mark infringement claim

    29 April 2016
    In the landmark case of The Audience Motivation Company Asia Pte Ltd v AMC Live Group China (S) Pte Ltd [2016] SGCA 25, the Court of Appeal held that AMC Live Group China (S) Pte Ltd was not able to rely on the own name defence under s 28(1) of the Trade Marks Act (Cap. 332, Rev. Ed. 2005) as its use of its marks did not follow honest practices. Consequently, the Court of Appeal allowed The Audience Motivation Company Asia Pte Ltd’s claim for trade mark infringement under s 27(2)(b) of the Trade Marks Act.
  • Predictive Coding Software in the E-Disclosure Process Approved by English Court

    21 April 2016
    In the recent case of Pyrrho Investments Limited and another v MWB Property Limited and others [2016] EWHC 256 (Ch), the High Court of England and Wales approved the use of predictive coding software in electronic discovery.
  • Statutory Derivative Action Is Not Available Once A Company Is in Liquidation

    6 April 2016
    In the recent case of Petroships Investment Pte Ltd v Wealthplus Pte Ltd and others and another matter [2016] SGCA 17, the Court of Appeal held for the first time that a statutory derivative action under s 216A of the Companies Act is not available once a company is in liquidation.